Chapter 2. Understanding the Plugin Framework

In this chapter, we will see more details on the JIRA architecture and the plugin framework. We will also see the following recipes:

  • Modifying Atlassian bundled plugins
  • Converting plugins from V1 to V2
  • Adding resources into plugins
  • Adding web resources to the plugin
  • Building JIRA from source
  • Adding new webwork actions to JIRA
  • Form token handling in webwork actions
  • Capturing plugin installation/uninstallation events


As we saw in the previous chapter, the JIRA plugin development process is probably an easier task than we expected it to be. With the help of Atlassian plugin SDK, developers can spend more time worrying about the plugin logic than on the troublesome deployment activities. And yes, after ...

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